Peer Reviewed Articles

McDonnell, A., M. Parks, and M. Fishbein. Phylogeny of New World milkweed vines (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae, Gonolobinae) and the evolution of growth form. Systematic Botany (in press).

Fishbein, M. 2017. Taxonomic adjustments in North American Apocynaceae. Phytologia 99:86-88.

Chuba, D., D. Goyder, M. W. Chase, and M. Fishbein. 2017. Phylogenetics of the African Asclepias complex (Apocynaceae) based on three plastid DNA regions. Systematic Botany 42:148-159.

McDonnell, A., and M. Fishbein. 2016. Matelea hirtelliflora (Apocynaceae): a new species of milkweed vine from northeast Texas. Systematic Botany 41:781-786.

McDonnell, A., and M. Fishbein. 2016. Polystemma canisferum (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae): a distinctive new gonoloboid milkweed vine from Sonora, Mexico. Phytotaxa 246:78-84.

Pellissier, L., G. Litsios, M. Fishbein, N. Salamin, A. A. Agrawal, and S. Rasmann. 2016. Different rates of defense evolution and niche preferences in clonal and nonclonal milkweeds (Asclepias spp.). New Phytologist 209:1230-1239.

McDonnell, A., M. Fishbein, M. Quinn, T. Hare, and K. Keith. 2015. Matelea chihuahuensis (Apocynaceae): an addition to the flora of the United States and a synopsis of the species. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 9:187-194.

Weitemier, K., S. C. K. Straub, M. Fishbein, and A. Liston. 2015. Intragenomic polymorphisms among high-copy loci: a genus-wide study of nuclear ribosomal DNA in Asclepias (Apocynaceae). PeerJ 2:e718.

Weitemier, K., S. C. K. Straub, R. C. Cronn, M. Fishbein, R. Schmickl, A. McDonnell, and A. Liston. 2014. Hyb-Seq: Combining target enrichment and genome skimming for plant phylogenomics. Applications in Plant Sciences 2:1400042.

Straub, S. C. K., R. C. Cronn, C. Edwards, M. Fishbein, and A. Liston. 2013. Horizontal transfer of DNA from the mitochondrial to the plastid genome and its subsequent evolution in milkweeds (Apocynaceae). Genome Biology and Evolution 5:1872-1885. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt140

Halpin, K. M., and M. Fishbein. 2013. A chloroplast phylogeny of Agavaceae subfamily Chlorogaloideae: implications for the tempo of evolution on serpentine soils. Systematic Botany 38:996-1011. doi:

Stoepler, T. M., A. Edge, A. Steel, R. L. O'Quinn, and M. Fishbein. 2012. Differential pollinator effectiveness and importance in a milkweed (Asclepias, Apocynaceae) hybrid zone. American Journal of Botany 99:448-458. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100272

Straub, S. C. K., M. Parks, K. Weitemier, M. Fishbein, R. C. Cronn, and A. Liston. 2012. Next-generation sequencing and plant systematics: Navigating the tip of the genomic iceberg. American Journal of Botany 99:349-364 (invited paper). doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100335

Henrickson, J., M. Fishbein, and T. R. Van Devender. 2011. Lepechinia yecorana (Lamiaceae), a new dioecious species from the YĆ©cora area of Sonora, Mexico. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5:67-74.

Straub, S. C. K., M. Fishbein, T. Livshultz, Z. Foster, M. Parks, K. Weitemier, R. C. Cronn, and A. Liston. 2011. Building a model: developing genomic resources for common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) with low coverage genome sequencing. BMC Genomics 12:211. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-211

Fishbein, M., D. Chuba, C. Ellison, R. Mason-Gamer, and S. P. Lynch. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of Asclepias (Apocynaceae) estimated from non-coding cpDNA sequences. Systematic Botany 36:1008-1023. doi:

Cook, D., A. M. Rimando, T. E. Clemente, J. Schröder, F. E. Dayan, N. P. Dhammika Nanayakkara, Z. Pan, B. P. Noonan, M. Fishbein, I. Abe, S. O. Duke, and S. R. Baerson. 2010. Alkylresorcinol synthases expressed in Sorghum bicolor root hairs play an essential role in the biosynthesis of the allelopathic benzoquinone sorgoleone. Plant Cell 22:867-887. doi:

Fishbein, M., S. R. Kephart, M. Wilder, K. M. Halpin, and S. L. Datwyler. 2010. Phylogeny of Camassia (Agavaceae) inferred from plastid rpl16 intron and trnD-trnY-trnE-trnT intergenic spacer DNA sequences: implications for species delimitation. Systematic Botany 35:77-85. doi:

Agrawal, A. A., M. Fishbein, R. Halitschke, A. P. Hastings, D. Rabosky, and S. Rasmann. 2009. Evidence for adaptive radiation from a phylogenetic study of plant defenses. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 106:18067-18072 (special feature). doi: 10.1073/pnas.0904862106

Agrawal, A. A., M. Fishbein, R. Jetter, J.-P. Salminen, J. B. Goldstein, A. E. Freitag, and J. P. Sparks. 2009. Phylogenetic ecology of leaf surface traits in the milkweeds (Asclepias spp.): chemistry, ecophysiology, and insect behavior. New Phytologist 183:848-867. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02897.x Publications (cont.)

O'Quinn, R. L., and M. Fishbein. 2009. Isolation, characterization and cross-species amplification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Asclepias (Apocynaceae). Conservation Genetics 10:1437-1440.

Agrawal, A. A., J.-P. Salminen, and M. Fishbein. 2009. Phylogenetic trends in phenolic metabolism of milkweeds (Asclepias): evidence for escalation. Evolution 63:663-673. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00573.x

Agrawal, A. A., and M. Fishbein. 2008. Phylogenetic escalation and decline of plant defense strategies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:10057-10060. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0802368105

Fishbein, M. and V. W. Steinmann. 2008. Rediscovery of Mirabilis hintoniorum (Nyctaginaceae), a striking four-o'clock endemic to the Sierra de Coalcomán, Michoacán, México. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2:547-550.

Agrawal, A. A., M. J. Lajeunesse, and M. Fishbein. 2008. Evolution of latex and its constituent defensive chemistry in milkweeds (Asclepias). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128:126-138. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2008.00690.x17)

Fishbein, M., V. Juárez-Jaimes, and L. O. Alvarado-Cárdenas. 2008. Resurrection of Asclepias schaffneri (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), a rare, Mexican milkweed. Madròno 55:69-75. doi:[69:ROASAA]2.0.CO;2

Baerson, S. R., F. E. Dayan, A. M. Rimando, N. P. Dhammika Nanayakkara, C.-J. Liu, J. Schröder, M. Fishbein, Z. Pan, I. A. Kagan, L. H. Pratt, M.-M. Cordonnier-Pratt, and S. O. Duke. 2008. A functional genomics investigation of allelochemical biosynthesis in Sorghum bicolor root hairs. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:3231-3247. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M706587200

Fishbein, M. 2008. A new, diminutive, Mexican milkweed (Asclepias, Apocynaceae sensu lato). Novon 18:43-47. doi:

Pan, Z., A. M. Rimando, S. R. Baerson, M. Fishbein, and S. O. Duke. 2007. Functional characterization of desaturases involved in the formation of the terminal double bond of an unusual 16:3, 9,12,15 fatty acid isolated from Sorghum bicolor root hairs. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282:4326-4335. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M606343200

Agrawal, A. A., and M. Fishbein. 2006. Plant defense syndromes. Ecology 87:S132-S149. doi:[132:PDS]2.0.CO;2

Björk, C., and M. Fishbein. 2006. Astragalus asotinensis (Fabaceae), a newly discovered species from Washington and Idaho, United States. Novon 16:299-303. doi:[299:AAFAND]2.0.CO;2

Fishbein, M., and W. D. Stevens. 2005. Resurrection of Seutera Reichenbach (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae). Novon 15:531-533.

Fishbein, M., and D. E. Soltis. 2004. Further resolution of the rapid radiation of Saxifragales (angiosperms, eudicots) supported by mixed-model Bayesian analysis. Systematic Botany 29:883-891.

Soltis, D. E., M. Fishbein, and R. K. Kuzoff. 2003. Reevaluating the evolution of epigyny: data from phylogenetics and floral ontogeny. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164 (5 Suppl.):S251-S264. doi:

Fishbein, M., C. Hibsch-Jetter, D. E. Soltis, and L. Hufford. 2001. Phylogeny of Saxifragales (angiosperms, eudicots): analysis of a rapid, ancient radiation. Systematic Biology 50:817-847. doi: 10.1080/106351501753462821

Fishbein, M. 2001. Evolutionary innovation and diversification in the flowers of Asclepiadaceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88:603-623.

Soltis, D. E., R. K. Kuzoff, M. E. Mort, M. Zanis, M. Fishbein, L. Hufford, J. Koontz, and M. K. Arroyo. 2001. Elucidating deep-level relationships in Saxifragaceae using sequences for six chloroplastic and nuclear DNA regions. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88:669-693.

Fishbein, M., and S.P. Lynch. 1999. Asclepias jorgeana (Asclepiadaceae), a new milkweed from montane western México. Novon 9:179-184.

Fishbein, M., and R. Levin. 1997. Metastelma mexicanum (Asclepiadaceae): a new combination and re-evaluation of the status of Basistelma Bartlett. Madròno 44:268-276.

Fishbein, M. 1997. A new name in Mexican Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae). Novon 7:234.

Fishbein, M. and D.L. Venable. 1996. Diversity and temporal change in the effective flower visitors of Asclepias tuberosa. Ecology 77:1061-1073.

Fishbein, M. and D.L. Venable. 1996. Evolution of inflorescence design: theory and data. Evolution 50:2165-2177.

Books and Book Chapters

Fishbein, M. 2018. Apocynaceae. In Meyers, S., T. Jaster, K. E. Mitchell, and L. K. Hardison (eds). Flora of Oregon, Volume 2: Adoxaceae to Fagaceae (in press).

Agrawal, A. A., J. G. Ali, S. Rasmann, and M. Fishbein. 2015. Macroevolutionary trends in the defense of milkweeds against monarchs: latex, cardenolides, and tolerance of herbivory. Pages 47-59 in Oberhauser, K., S. Altizer, and K. Nail (eds.), Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Cornell University Press, Ithaca.

Van Devender, T. R., R. S. Felger, M. Fishbein, F. E. Molina-Freaner, J. Jesús Sánchez-Escalante, and A. L. Reina-Guerrero. 2009. Biodiversidad de las plantas vasculares. Pages 229-262 in Molina-Freaner, F. E., and T. R. Van Devender (eds.), Diversidad Biológica de Sonora, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.

Fishbein, M. 1998. Taxonomic treatments: Apocynaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Bignoniaceae, Campanulaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Commelinaceae, Crotalaria (Fabaceae), Dioscoreaceae, Fagaceae, Gesneriaceae, Hydrangeaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Iridaceae, Lauraceae, Martyniaceae, Orobanchaceae, Pedaliaceae, Primulaceae, Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, Solanum (Solanaceae), Ulmaceae. In Martin, P.S., D. Yetman, M. Fishbein, P.D. Jenkins, T.R. Van Devender, and R.K. Wilson (eds.). Gentry's Río Mayo Plants: The Tropical Deciduous Forest and Environs of Northwest México. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Harlan, A.D., and M. Fishbein. 1998. Taxonomic treatments: Lamiaceae, Verbenaceae. In Martin, P.S., D. Yetman, M. Fishbein, P.D. Jenkins, T.R. Van Devender, and R.K. Wilson (eds.). Gentry's Río Mayo Plants: The Tropical Deciduous Forest and Environs of Northwest México. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Martin, P.S., D. Yetman, M. Fishbein, P.D. Jenkins, T.R. Van Devender, and R.K. Wilson (eds.). 1998. Gentry's Río Mayo Plants: The Tropical Deciduous Forest and Environs of Northwest México. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.